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In its mission to deliver unique, most secure and highly versatile technologies to software publishers and intelligent device manufacturers, Wibu-Systems has developed CodeMeter, a comprehensive and award-winning suite of hardware- and software-based entitlement solutions for the protection of software rights and technical know-how against piracy, reverse engineering, tampering, sabotage, and espionage.

Smart factories redefine security paradigms 

2016-03-09

While the world still seems undecided on which terminology to use, the new industrial revolution has started and is already transforming the way we plan our future. Fuelled by the need to optimize the complete production lifecycle, make wiser use of natural resources, respond to fast-paced market changes, and level profitability across the globe, the new concept of Smart Factories was born.

We see several research hubs, laboratories, and aggregators in action across the globe, where private, public, and academic entities are collaborating to define the guidelines, best practices, and use cases for the new smart manufacturing world. The topic is still hotly debated, but it has already defined some fundamental building blocks:

  • Telecommunication – for the estimated 500 connected devices for every person that are expected to exist by 2020, we need fast, secure, and widespread distribution of internet access points and datacenters
  • Big Data – for decision management platforms to expand at a foreseen CAGR of 60% through 2019, we need enhanced data processing and security algorithms
  • Security in the most pervasive way – being secure, vigilant, and resilient is the new black in the connected age

The Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) was founded in 2014 to promote the discussion between the leading vendors in IIoT and guide the future generation of intelligent manufacturing. 

In their exclusive presentation, Dr. Richard Soley, IIC Executive Director, and Oliver Winzenried, CEO and founder of Wibu-Systems, are sharing:

  • An outlook on today’s and tomorrow’s manufacturing notion
  • The role of IIC in coordinating a vast ecosystem of initiatives
  • The surge of Smart Factories in the IIC agenda
  • The security implications of the rise of AI in an industrial context
  • The reasons behind an endpoint security approach
  • The projects WIBU is engaged in for the development of secure smart factories
  • The turnkey technologies that are already available for safeguarding and monetizing the intellectual property of intelligent device manufacturers

The new generation of embedded system developers is essentially in the same predicament that ISVs of traditional PC applications found themselves in years ago. Let’s openly share the state of the union and forge secure and connected supply chains together.

Categories | Internet of Things | Software Protection | Software Security

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WIBU-SYSTEMS AG (WIBU®), a privately held company founded by engineers Oliver Winzenried and Marcellus Buchheit in 1989, is an innovative technology leader in the global software license lifecycle management. In its mission to deliver unique, most secure and highly flexible technologies to software publishers and industrial manufacturers, Wibu-Systems has developed a comprehensive, award-winning suite of hardware- and software-based solutions incorporating internationally patented processes dedicated to the integrity protection of digital assets and intellectual property. Wibu-Systems’ product portfolio addresses a wide variety of application delivery models, including PCs, mobile, embedded automation, cloud computing, SaaS, and virtualized architectures. 

Through its motto “Perfection in Protection, Licensing and Security”, Wibu-Systems is standing up for ethically produced software and reinforces its vocation to eradicate software counterfeiting, reverse engineering, code tampering, as well as device and smart factory sabotage, espionage and cyber-attacks.

With its flagship CodeMeter® all-in-one security platform, Wibu-Systems facilitates software monetization techniques to meet the increasing demand for top line revenue growth through the reduction of bottom line costs and the enablement of new marketing strategies. Software powered businesses, whether in the consumer, corporate or embedded systems realm, can create, deliver, and manage an entire orchestration of ready-made license models able to address their singular needs. In a market that is becoming more and more customer oriented, it is strategic to also personalize the offering terms of functionalities, pricing and compliance, and this is where Wibu-Systems enters the game with value added consulting services, localized engineering support and secure hosting.

With more than 50% of its employees involved in research and development, Wibu-Systems has pioneered a number of ingenious technologies, and empowered software developers and intelligent device manufacturers to deliver secure products that meet their customers’ needs. In fact, Wibu-Systems’ CodeMeter and WibuKey security solutions have won several hackers’ contests and are acknowledged and trusted worldwide. Sophisticated use of cryptography, secure key storage, full integration of an unparalleled line-up of form factors within the same framework, license model agnostic hardware, and interoperability with all major computer-based, embedded, real time and PLC operating systems are some of the key differentiators that allow Wibu-Systems to position itself at the forefront and propel software businesses to new heights.

Wibu-Systems is DIN EN ISO 9001:2008 certified and an active member of international and domestic organizations, like BITKOM, VDMA, IIC or TCG as well as standardization committees, such as the USB Implementers Forum, the SD Cards Association and the OPC Foundation. Wibu-Systems has qualified itself as a certified Microsoft Gold OEM Hardware Partner and Wind River Validated Partner; it has also joined the developer programs of Adobe, Apple, Autodesk, Oracle, QNX, and many others. The company’s products have received several awards: Just in 2014, CodeMeter has won the SIIA CODiE Awards for “Best Content Rights and Delivery Solution”, and the German IT-Security Prize for BlurryBox® cryptography. CmStick has also been granted the International iF Product Design Award and has been nominated for the German design award (Designpreis der Bundesrepublik Deutschland).

The company is leading different research projects with universities and other bodies, partially funded by the German BMBF (Ministry for Education and Research) and BMWE (Ministry for Economic Affairs). Among them are MimoSecco, EmbOSYST and OpSIT, respectively for cloud computing, embedded operating systems and smart technologies. Wibu-Systems is also cooperating with KIT (the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology), the Fraunhofer Institute, DFKI (the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence), SmartFactoryKL and FZI (the Research Center for Information Technology) on a number of research and development activities.

Headquartered in Karlsruhe, Germany, Wibu-Systems holds wholly owned subsidiaries in Seattle, USA, as well as in Shanghai and Beijing, China; the company also has sales offices in Belgium, France, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, the United Kingdom and a capillary world distribution network.

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